Annie on Camera
Annie on Camera, Abbeville Press, 1982
How did the nine special photographers find their “personal visions” without getting in the way of the director, the director of photography and the unit photographers? Color formalist William Eggleston waited until the sets were empty to train his Mamiya on architectural detail. The hustle and clutter of a big budget production appealed to others who relaxed and simply shot unusual candids of the proceedings.
Having studied painting in his native Canada, Walker makes stylized photographs using the carnival colors and stark geometric patterns he finds in ordinary locales. For Walker, leggy hoofers and colorful costumes in dramatic, high-key lighting provided subjects and situations appropriate to his palette.